After accounting for 273 yards and five total touchdowns in his first career start over the weekend, redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan McCloud was named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll on Monday.
Not bad for a first career start!— USF Football (@USFFootball) September 16, 2019
After accounting for 273 yards of offense and five touchdowns on Saturday, Jordan McCloud earns @American_FB Honor Roll recognition!#BullStrong pic.twitter.com/PbkyxemDCX
McCloud more than showed his capabilities to lead the USF offense in their 55-16 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday. The Tampa native went 16-of-27 passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for an additional 56 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Passing his first test as a starter, he and his fellow teammates will have two weeks to build on that performance before hosting SMU at Raymond James Stadium for their conference opener on Sept. 28.
Speaking of that game, the conference also announced on Monday that the Bulls and Mustangs will kick off at 4 p.m. on ESPNU.
SMU has been explosive so far under second-year head coach Sonny Dykes, toppling Arkansas State, North Texas and Texas State in games where they have totaled at least 37 points. They’ll test themselves against Big XII competition this Saturday when heading to nearby TCU for the annual Battle for the Iron Skillet.